Thomas L. Burns

Part-Time Professor of English


B.A., College of Wooster
M.A., The Ohio State University


Tom Burns teaches both introductory and upper-level writing courses, including Writing for the Workplace.

He combines diverse but complementary careers as a teacher, columnist, and astronomer. As an expository writing teacher for the past 21 years, he has taught a wide array of writing courses and given seminars on writing for businesses, schools, and other organizations.

As an astronomer, he is Director of Ohio Wesleyan’s Perkins Observatory and teaches astronomy classes in the OWU Department of Physics and Astronomy. 

Combining these careers, he writes a weekly column on astronomy for The Delaware Gazette and regularly does both public relations and grant writing on behalf of Perkins Observatory and the endowment campaign to save this unique and historical facility.

Contact Info


Sturges Hall #313
Ohio Wesleyan University
Delaware, OH 43015
P 740-368-3571